I qualified 1982, and as a junior doctor I worked in London, Devon and Norfolk before joining the RAF in 1984. My first posting was to RAF St Mawgan as a Junior Medial Officer, then RAF Chivenor and RAF Binbrook, all of which have substantially changed in their purpose today.
I subsequently undertook my anaesthetic training within the RAF and ultimately specialised additionally in chronic pain management. I experienced working in many locations in the UK and abroad, in peace and conflict, in the First Gulf War and Bosnia, and undertook aeromedical evacuations from all parts of the world.
I became a consultant in 1995, and between 1996 and my retirement from the RAF in 2000 was the Specialty Adviser in Pain to the Defence Medical Services.
In 2000 I was appointed as a consultant to the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust with half my practice in elective and emergency anaesthesia and half of my clinical practice in chronic pain management.
While at RCHT I have served as the Department Audit Lead 2002-2004, Specialty Lead Pain Services 2009-2012, and as the Divisional Director for Anaesthesia and Theatres 2012-2015. I acted as a RCHT Trust Appraiser for over 12 years until 2016.
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management
Anaesthetics and Pain Management